New York Yankees: Returns From Ivan Nova Deal Announced
Charles LeClaire-USATSI

The New York Yankees will receive Tito Polo and Stephen Tarpley from Pittsburgh in the deal sent Ivan Nova to the Pirates. 

In the deal that sent former New York Yankees starting pitcher Ivan Nova to the Pittsburgh Pirates back on August 1, New York will receive outfielder Tito Polo and left-handed pitcher Stephen Tarpley in return.

Nova, since being dealt to Pittsburgh, is 4-0 with a 2.87 ERA in five starts and has only allowed one walk in 31.1 innings after going 7-6 with a 4.90 ERA in New York.

The news Yankees are considered to be “average,” but both ranked inside the Pirate’s top-30 prospects.

Tolo is 22-years old and in two levels this season (Double-A, Triple-A) the kid produced a slash line of .289/.360/.451 with 16 home runs and 37 stolen bases in just 109 games.

The newest southpaw in the Yankees’ organization was drafted out of high school by the Cleveland Indians in the eighth round of the 2011 MLB June Amateur Draft but opted for college until being drafted by the Orioles two years later. He was then shipped to the Bucs in the Travis Snider deal.

Throughout four years in minor league baseball, Tarpley has started in 59 games (60 overall) and has maintained a 3.33 ERA along with an overall strikeout rate of 8.3.

MLB Pipeline notes his fastball will reach up to 94-95 MPH at times and it is thrown with good sink to generate ground-ball outs.

Both prospects are presumed to be major league-ready by 2018.

Looks like general manager Brian Cashman squeezed out some promising youngsters using a pitcher that wore out his time in the Bronx.

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